Ben McKimm
17 Best Korean BBQ Spots in Sydney | Man of Many
With an office situated right in the heart of Sydney and a team of keen foodies, the team at Man of Many has had the chance to sample the best Korean BBQ in Sydney. Where they haven’t had a chance to visit, they’ve turned to food critics and expert reviews in compiling their list. Man of Many’s editors have taken into account, price points, opening times, and food choices, while also making a concerted effort to highlight a few brunch spots outside the CBD. If there’s a KBBQ spot you think we should check out, get in contact. Now, let’s check out the list below.
How Man of Many Chose the Best Korean BBQ in Sydney
Our list of best Korean BBQs in Sydney goes like this.
Best KBBQ in Sydney at a Glance
With mains that include five side dishes and rice, value for money is the aim of the game at Dae Jang Kum. That’s not to say they don’t have a range of premium meats on offer, but they have a focus on a select handful of dishes that deliver big flavours. Some of our favourites include beef ribs, stir-fried pork, and Fried Kimchi and beef in a hot stone bowl. If you’re looking for the best Korean BBQ spot in Sydney for a late-night feed, you’re in luck. Dae Jang Kum keeps the door open until midnight.
1. Dae Jang Kum
One of Sydney’s newest KBBQ spots is also one of its best, with a fine-dining-style menu that offers some of the best meats, sides, and drinks on this list. You’ll come for the BBQ platters that range from $100/ 2 person, but you’ll come back for the Wagyu Omakase set menu that includes everything from tartare to sashimi and spanner crab. Would-be food influencers have to check out the Wagyu Cake, it’s one of the best-presented meat selections we’ve ever laid our eyes on.
2. Woo Wol
It’s as simple as this, pay around $40pp and enjoy some of the best wagyu beef in Sydney, unlimited. Need we say anymore? Ok, there are plenty of options for vegetarians (it’s not all Wagyu) and the sauces, sushi, unlimited meat and seafood are just the start with a range of cold dishes on offer too. If we were going to poke our finger at anything, it’s the popularity – which says a lot. Expect to wait if you’re visiting on any night of the week. We’d recommend heading in for a Sunday launch, and paying close attention to the Facebook page listed below for any last minute changes.
3. Wagyu House Croydon
Ta bal in Korean means ‘to slowly walk a long distance’ and the staff at Jang Ta Bal will go the distance to ensure you have a great experience every time you set foot inside their doors. Cook yourself some fresh cuts of meat and indulge in a huge range of healthy and delicious sides, our favourite being the classic squid and shallot pancake. Equipped with traditional charcoal grills, you can find Korean BBQ in Strathfield and the CBD which is open late for a nighttime snack. Out of all the options on our list, this is our recommendation for a ‘fine dining’ fair.
4. Jang Ta Bal
Few meals in Sydney live up to the hype, but we’re here to tell you what the ‘SpuiPork’ Bulgogi special from Seoul Ria does. Outside of the usual offerings, we can’t help ourselves when it comes to the Katsu, the JokBal, and of course, the range of cold noodles. All your favourite Soju brands are here, including Charmisul, and there’s a range of Korean beers and Raspberry wine.
5. Seoul Ria Restaurant
Boasting what we would call one of the best Gae Ran Jjim in Sydney, Obaltan restaurant offers a range of Bok Gi, Salads, and Gui. Don’t understand what any of those dishes are? Don’t worry, this Korean BBQ spot in Sydney still has something for all with a range of mixed combos ready for the grille. We’d recommend picking Mix Combo 1 with beef, tenderloin, rib, pork belly, and more.
6. Myung jang and Obaltan restaurant
You might get some K-Pop vibes from this Korean BBQ in Sydney. The waiters dress like band members, and rightly so, it’s a great look! You don’t have to be an expert chef to BBQ at this establishment, the waiters will help you along the way, flipping your ribeye and finishing the pork to perfection. This is one of the busiest spots in Sydney, and for good reason, it’s delicious. A word of warning, however, there’s no Korean Fried Chicken here.
7. Yang San Park
The generous serving sizes are just the start of what makes Kogi one of the best Korean BBQ Sydney has to offer. The highlight dishes – marinated pork and beef ribs with steamed egg – are too good to share. The side dishes often change, giving you a different experience every time you go. With the cosy atmosphere and friendly staff, you’ll definitely be wanting to come back for more.
8. KOGI Korean BBQ
With a mixture of traditional Korean and modern interior design, BBQ City is a family restaurant that seats a whopping 300 patrons. The buffet dining removes the guesswork from the equation with over 40 dishes to sample at your own pace. Found in Bankstown, out of the west of Sydney, BBQ City if perfect for those who can’t be fussed making the trek into the city.
9. BBQ City Buffet
Kangnam loves serving various side dishes to match their delicious mains. When you order you’ll notice that little side dishes are also served, these are called BANCHAN which are complimentary, and you’ll find 10 different side dishes freshly made every morning. Including Kimchi, lettuce salad, and mashed potatoes. What isn’t to like about free dishes?!
10. Kangnam BBQ Hornsby
Located on Harbour street in Haymarket is this busy and loud Korean BBQ restaurant. The space is filled with spaced-out booths which surround the cooktops. The Woo Samgyeop beef is the signature dish and is a must-try item on the menu. Tasty as ever, the paper-thin beef crisps up like sliced bacon. Seriously delicious.
11. Bornga Korean BBQ Restaurant
This Korean restaurant in Sydney loves to fill your table, and that’s exactly what we love to see from a KBBQ. There are a total of 12 Banchan to choose from, including potatoes and cucumber dishes. We recommend trying the banquet lunch that starts with a sizzling plate and ends with the classic toasted rice soup. When we’re looking for a Korean Barbeque near me, this place is sure to fill your stomach.
12. GBG Korean BBQ Buffet West Ryde
The chefs at 678 Sydney want to share the exquisite flavours of Korea with the world and help people experience the culture embedded within their food. The menu features premium beef, pork, assorted vegetables, soup and a variety of liquors. The vibrant atmosphere and intoxicating aromas of this Korean restaurant in Sydney’s CBD and now in Eastwood will leave you filled with passion, energy and of course an intensely satisfied stomach.
13. 678 Sydney
Ideal for group and family dinners, Se Jong Korean BBQ Buffet has exceptional food at affordable prices. There’s often a long line out the front so be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment. There’s a vast range of authentic Korean BBQ dishes to choose from to ensure every person on the table finds a dish (or ten) of their choice.
14. Se Jong Korean BBQ
Taste a little bit of everything at Jonga Jip with its host of delicious and quirky sides. If you don’t know what to order, the accommodating staff will be sure to steer you in the right direction. From the common kimchi to dumplings, Korean sauna eggs and an assortment of green beans, there’s something at this Sydney KBBQ restaurant to suit everyone. And the best part? The sides are unlimited, replenished by your waiter when you need more.
15. Jonga Jip Eastwood
The loyal regulars and positive press of Arisun are not only attributed to the initial vision of efficient service. This Korean BBQ in Strathfield also serves homely decor and hit music. It is first and foremost on account of the great-tasting meats with Chinese and Japanese influences. This restaurant has now expanded to three locations and is famous for its Korean fried chicken (KFC), smoked grilled meats and signature black bean noodles. The menu may change every now and then, but these dishes are staples.
16. Arisun
For seriously authentic KBBQ, you can’t go past Danjee. This fine dining precinct goes all out in terms of presentation and quality of meat cuts. For reference, a danjee is the container in which fermented food is made, representing their commitment to traditional cooking. The restaurant also offers fusion dishes to ensure every palate will be satisfied. The menu is full of delectable meats, soups, stews, noodles and scrumptious sides making it a must-visit on our list of the best Korean BBQ Sydney has to offer.
17. Danjee Korean Restaurant
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